The ISA has always taken special interest in the youth of the State of Illinois. One of the ISA goals is for Illinois children to become well educated adults, able to cope with the pressures of today’s society. Thanks to our members support, the ISA is able to offer scholarship programs to students throughout Illinois.


To donate to ISA's scholarship program click the join or donate button and select donate to youth services.

In 1979, the ISA established a scholarship program for college-bound students. Scholarships ranging from $500 to $1000 are awarded to students who demonstrate outstanding scholastic, extra-curricular and character qualifications. Each Illinois county awards at least one $500 scholarship each school year. The scholarship program is open to Illinois students attending an Illinois higher learning institution. College scholarship applications are available beginning in January each year and winners are announced in May.

Cebrin Goodman Teen Institute: (formerly ITI)

Every summer ISA awards scholarships for Illinois students to attend the Cebrin Goodman Teen Institute on Substance Abuse (CGTI). The CGTI is a national, award winning prevention program of the Illinois Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Association. While making friends and having an amazing experience, students develop leadership skills, increase their knowledge and learn to prevent alcohol and drug addictions in their families and communities. To apply for a scholarship to attend this exeptional program, click the CGTI Scholarships link below.

  • 2017-2018 College Scholarship Applications will be posted on January 15th, 2017! Please check back to download an application after that date!!